[time-nuts] Minicircuits 10% discount in December

Don Latham djl at montana.com
Thu Nov 27 15:46:52 EST 2014

As the things I want to do become more complex, and time gets more precious, I have adopted the mantra “buy the biggest piece you can. . .”

> On Nov 27, 2014, at 1:41 PM, Richard (Rick) Karlquist <richard at karlquist.com> wrote:
> On 11/27/2014 11:03 AM, Didier Juges wrote:
>> Another reason is reproducibility. If you or someone else wants
> to reproduce your design, using a well defined and available
> commercial part makes it much easier to achieve the same
> performance, particularly for RF components.
>> Didier KO4BB
> Exactly right.
> I wrote an article on receiving loops and showed a design
> with a 50:5 (turns ratio) transformer wound on a toroid.
> Again, this is not available from MiniCircuits.  I have
> wasted time dealing with numerous dumb questions about
> "can I use XXX core that I have laying around the lab?"
> or can I use a different gauge wire to wind it, etc.
> So many people complained about the shipping cost to
> buy one core that I stocked the cores and included them
> with PC boards I was already selling to reduce the shipping
> cost to "zero".
> BTW, 73 material would NOT work in this application.
> I was asked about that multiple times even though the
> article specifically said it would not work and explained
> why.
> Rick Karlquist N6RK
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